If you are conducting some Kiernan family history research then you can view the Kiernan coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Kiernan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish names Kiernan and
MacKiernan are derived from the
native Gaelic Mac Thighearnain
Septs of Counties Cavan and
Fermanagh. The name is taken
from a word meaning 'lord'.
MacKernan, Kernan and MacTiernan
are sometimes used as variants of
this widespread name.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Ermine||Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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